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Turning One Good Progression Into Two That Work Well Together

I’ve mentioned frequently lately that it’s become a thing to create entire songs based on one chord progression. That may work for top-40 kinds of songs, but if you’re into creating interesting music with lyrics, chords and melodies all partnering well together, the one-chord-progression song may not work so well. But let’s say that you’ve […]

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Experimenting With Key Boosts Your Musical Imagination

There are typically two times when a song’s key becomes something that a songwriter considers: During the initial songwriting process. You create your first melodic ideas based on an often-random choice of key and chords. During the performance or recording stage. You might possibly change the key to one that puts the melody in your optimum […]

New Songwriting Video: How Keys and Chords Relate

New instructional songwriting video is up on YouTube! ____________ Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and take your songwriting further than you’ve ever taken it before. ____________ I’ve not done many instructional videos, mainly because it takes a fair bit of time. But I’ve decided that for some songwriting concepts, video might be […]

How a Verse Properly Connects to a Chorus

Verses and choruses are usually completely different, but there are ways to make a successful connection between them. ____________ Struggling to build an audience base? “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” shows you every aspect of what makes a great song great. Read more.. ____________ It’s common for a verse and chorus to be different in most respects. While […]

Chord Progressions for Songs in a Minor Key or Mode

The difference between minor key and minor mode. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best songwriter you can be! Read more.. ______________ Many songwriters are comfortable […]

Chord Progressions That Move Back and Forth From Fragile to Strong

Many progressions actually move back and forth fragile and strong qualities, and you can use this to your advantage in songwriting. ____________ Purchase Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and become the songwriter you’ve always thought you could be! _____________ Before reading this post, why not watch this video, which will explain some of the important concepts: […]